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March 5, 2024

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French Film Festival – just delicious

This year’s French Film Festival opening night choice is a unique adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’s thrilling and beloved classic novel The Three Musketeers. In a double blockbuster film production nominated for six César awards, from director Martin Bourboulon, the opening instalment, D’Artagnan, will open the festival.

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Tweed health services coming closer to home

The Tweed Heads community will benefit from a range of community-based and outreach health services to be delivered under one roof on the site of the current Tweed Hospital, after hospital services transfer to the Tweed Valley Hospital later this year.

They’re wild and they’re back!

Wild Marmalade return to the Beach Hotel this week for a free Sunday session – if you don’t know Wild Marmalade then you are in for a treat. The world’s original didgeridoo and drum band certainly know how to spin the dial to 11 and get the high vibes rolling. They will be joined by Tijuana Cartel front man and guitar virtuoso, Paul A George; this is sure to be an epic afternoon of groove.

Seedlings: start another Big Scrub

Victoria Cosford There’s something about trees that makes people happy, that evokes a positive response. I’m standing at the newish...

Byron Bay set to play Lennox Head to decide second-grade premiership

Byron Bay and Lennox Head will face each other in this year’s grand final of the Far North Coast...

Simon Kennedy preselected for ScoMo’s old seat

Having failed to win John Howard's old seat of Bennelong in 2022, management consultant Simon Kennedy has been selected to contest Scott Morrison's seat of Cook for the Liberals, which has been vacated now that the former prime minister has left parliament.

Rifle Range Road upgrade about to start

It’s a project that has endured many delays, but Byron Shire Council says the upgrade of Rifle Range Road at Bangalow is finally due to start in early April.

I object to the idea of having yet another set of golden arches in the Tweed Shire, this time at the entrance to Murwillumbah. Tweed Shire already has two outlets in Tweed Centro and Chinderah. How many more do we need?

One only needs to look around Murwillumbah to see that obesity is still a problem. Introducing another a junk-food outlet would only exacerbate this problem.

A couple of months ago a friend and I travelled down the coast. Feeling hungry, my friend insisted on patronising a McDonald’s. I groaned but relented and purchased a Big Mac. It was the worst hamburger I had ever had! I could not find anything nutritional about it and I felt sick for some time after.

One outlet that would be affected by a McDonald’s is the take-away establishment opposite the Murwillumbah railway station. The last time I was there I was served up a real hamburger, with the works. It was a good healthy burger, not containing some suspect pattie with a smattering of shredded lettuce, a couple of sliced gherkins and McDonald’s ‘special sauce’, whatever that is.

What I find particularly deceptive are the photo displays of McDonald’s burgers, which look nothing like what is served up!

I am disappointed that the majority of councillors voted with economics in mind, rather than the health of the town’s young citizens.

Peter Conde, Murwillumbah

 


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